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E3, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Style
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With game companies announcing
The games they’re releasing
Let’s all give a cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s the hap-happiest season of all
With those new game unveilings
And everyone hailing
The games for this fall
It’s the hap-happiest season of all
There’ll be parties for hosting
Noob balls we’ll be roasting
So let’s go check out the new shows
There’ll be celebrities showing
The games that are going
To blow our minds, that much we know
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
The worlds shown before us
Will soon join the chorus
The launch dates are near
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
[Instrumental]
There’ll be parties for hosting
Noob balls we’ll be roasting
So let’s go check out the new shows
There’ll be celebrities showing
The games that are going
To blow our minds, that much we know
It’s the most wonderful time
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Star Fox Command: A Kursed Encounter, Chapter 1 :iconastrofan1993:astrofan1993 1 0
New Baby by astrofan1993 New Baby :iconastrofan1993:astrofan1993 2 0
Literature
Princess on the Run: The Beginning
    “Princess Kara!  Are you ready?” the handmaiden shouted from behind the door to her bedchambers.
    “Yes, Dalia, I’m ready,” came Kara’s reply.
    “Your mother and father are waiting!  Be down in the great hall in five minutes!”
    Kara could hear the handmaiden’s footsteps grow quieter as she walked away.  She chuckled at the thought of a lowly handmaiden giving her orders.  But, such was the life of a princess.  She looked out her window to see a fleet of starfighters flying in formation.  They circled and looped, eventually forming the number 18.  What an elaborate way to celebrate my birthday, Kara sarcastically thought to herself.  Even though she was princess of one of the largest empires in the universe, she did not have a taste for flair.  She preferred the simpler things in life.  The same could not be
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Rosebud by astrofan1993 Rosebud :iconastrofan1993:astrofan1993 0 0 Storm Wreckage 2 by astrofan1993 Storm Wreckage 2 :iconastrofan1993:astrofan1993 1 0 Storm Wreckage 1 by astrofan1993 Storm Wreckage 1 :iconastrofan1993:astrofan1993 0 0
Literature
Star
“Now, steady friend,
Welcomed as remaindered gleam,
Earth’s enemy, long dead.”
Those words speak volumes to me,
For they describe a star.
A star, although shining bright today,
May be long gone by now in reality,
Never again giving off a warm glow to
Its planetary children, never again
Filling one with a sense of wonder
As to what is out there.  But what
Difference does one star make when I
Cannot see any other stars?
Are they dead, too?  How?
How could this happen?
Did they die in a blaze of glory?
No, they didn’t.
We killed them.
Our city lights have murdered
The heavenly ones.
The artificial has destroyed the natural.
Only pockets of such beauty remain,
Visible only where Man has not
Ravaged the Earth beyond recognition.
Yet, Man slowly encroaches into these
Pockets, determined to execute
Every last point of celestial light.
“Earth’s enemy.”
Are they our enemy?
Or are we theirs?
Will we finish our heinous work?
Or will we repent of
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Taking Free Requests - Closed for now
HELLO FRIENDS,
I WILL BE TAKING FREE REQUESTS. I DON'T REALLY KNOW HOW MANY REQUESTS I WILL BE TAKING, SO I'LL JUST ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS.
HERE IS THE INFO:
I DON'T TAKE REQUESTS FOR CHARACTERS OR WHOLE SCENES. IT TAKES WAY TOO MUCH TIME. DEFAULT REQUESTS WILL BE 3D WEAPONS, SO IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO REQUEST OTHER THAN A WEAPON, PLEASE SAY SO IN A COMMENT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A SPECIFIC WEAPON FROM A MOVIE OR TV/ANIME SHOW, REFERENCE IT CLEARLY.
EXAMPLES:
   
you can open my gallery for more https://ah-kai.deviantart.com/gallery/
 And if you like my stuff will be great if you +Watch me but this is optional , only if you want, Thanks.
NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS :iconfav3dplz: FAVE THIS JOURNAL, Send me a
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Win a free sketch! ~WINNERS!
Hey guys x3
so this was an idea of a dear friend that i should do a lottery and give a chance for all of you to win a free sketch! 8D i always get happy when artists gives us a chance to participate to win free sketches if i had no points/money ;u; so why not? >w>
here are the examples of the sketches for the lucky winners :  
 
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Sooooooo the random winners are~~~~~
  :iconsparklesplz:    :iconsparklesplz:   :iconsparklesplz:                             
  :iconsparklesplz::iconwhoskelly:   :iconsparklesplz:
  :iconsparklesplz::iconskaylina:  :iconsparklesplz:
   :iconsparklesplz:    :iconsparklesplz:  :iconsparklesplz:
:party: :dummy: 
YAAAY congratulations! x3
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Perusing DA just now, I checked on one of the webcomics that I follow regularly on the site, a comic called Trader Lydia, by :icondragon-fangx:.  His latest comic dealt with questions asked by followers of the comic, and my question was one of the ones featured!

I am so ecstatic right now, I am giggling like crazy with excitement.  I never expected my question to be one of the ones chosen.  Truly, it is an honor to be featured in one of my favorite webcomics, even if it's just a question.

I absolutely ADORE the webcomic, because it is so cute, and as someone who is just getting back into the workforce after three long years, I like to think that Lydia would be one of the best employers to ever work for, because she is so awesome.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart, :icondragon-fangx:, for featuring me in today's Trader Lydia!  Words cannot describe how much that made my day!  :D
Hooray!  For the first time in over three years, I am finally employed again! It's a part-time job at a Kroger store that will be opening up in a nearby town in a couple of months, but they want to start training me now.  I go to fill out the paperwork tomorrow.

I am so glad that I finally have a job again.  Not only do I need to upgrade some of my stuff, like phones and computers, but I'll finally be able to start saving up money for student loan repayments.  But the most important thing is that I can finally buy games again (just kidding, the student loans are the most important thing ;)).

I hope to do well in this job, and advance to full-time soon, so I can get health insurance, which would help me start transitioning towards my female self.  Good thing Kroger is one of the most LGBT-friendly companies around.  :D

But yeah, that's my big news!  With this job, I should hopefully be able to pull out of the slump I've been in, as I've been in a bit of a constant depressive state (due to being unemployed with no way to repay my student debt) that has kept me from writing anything.  So hopefully I will begin to upload something new soon!  :D
So the last couple days have been somewhat eventful (and incredibly stressful and frustrating) for us at home.

A friend of my parents cannot afford to keep her seven month old puppy (supposedly a black lab, although some people, including myself, have said she may have some pit bull in her) anymore, and we offered to take it off her hands.  We did a little trial run of it these last couple days, to see if things would work out.

Needless to say, it didn't, as much as I really wanted it to.

The dog, being a puppy, of course, was too energetic, had yet to be spayed, and has had no obedience training.  So she kept jumping on the furniture or on us.  She would also try to nip at us.  A few times, she tried to nibble on my ears, and even try to eat my wristwatch or my leather winter gloves.  And we also have quite a few scratch marks from her claws.

But if that wasn't the worst of it, she kept doing her business in the house, and not outside.  She did it a couple times outside, but most of the time, she ended up doing it on our basement carpet, which we will have to shampoo soon.

We were thinking of getting the dog with the intent of it being a therapy dog for me, to help alleviate my stress levels.  But this dog had the opposite effect.  For the last couple of days, my stress levels have been through the roof, as well as that of my family's.  I had trouble sleeping last night because I was fretting about the dog.

So ultimately, we had to sadly give the dog back to my parent's friend, so she can find another owner.  But in any case, after this experience, I don't think a dog is in my foreseeable future for now.  Or any high-maintenance pet, for that matter.  It will probably end up being fish or reptiles for me, from now on, if anything at all.

But right now, I just need to de-stress from the last couple days, because right now, I am physically, mentally, and emotionally drained.  :( (Sad) 
Happy Turkey Day everyone!  Yeah, it's a little early, but I'm gonna be on the road really early tomorrow, and I won't have my computer with me, so I'm posting this message now, before I go to bed.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, because I get to stuff myself full of food and meet with family that I haven't seen in forever.  Looking forward to it!  :D
Wow, it's been several months since my last Journal post.  I've had some ups and downs since then.

On the issue of health:

UPSIDE:  I managed to fully recover from my Bell's Palsy about three weeks after the onset of the symptoms (as explained in my previous Journal here:  Back From Vacation).

DOWNSIDE:  Now I'm beginning to suffer from some stomach issues whenever I eat meat (usually beef), eggs, or greasy food, usually resulting in a trip to the bathroom, so I may need to see the doctor about that.

I've also managed to get some upsides and downsides when it comes to video games as well:

DOWNSIDE #1:  Like many others, I was not able to preorder the SNES Classic Edition like I wanted to, meaning that I would have to be extremely lucky to get my hands on one.

UPSIDE #1:  I did manage to get my hands on an SNES Classic Edition, after waiting for several hours outside GameStop to get one.

UPSIDE #2:  I finally managed to get a shelving unit for all of my games.  My Mom got new shelving units for her classroom, and she was kind enough to give me hers.  Previously, all my games were in drawers, both in my dresser and under my bed, but now, they're all on the shelf, organized by console and in alphanumeric order.  So that means that my dresser space is freed up, so I was finally able to put the T-Shirts that had been sitting in a laundry basket for over a year into the empty drawers.

DOWNSIDE #2:  Sadly, that's only for the games that were in the drawers themselves, all of which were disc-based (except for the Switch games).  I still have a couple of boxes on or near my bookcase with NES, Atari 2600, and Sega Genesis games that need to be put away.  The shelving unit that my Mom gave me is already full of game discs, meaning I will have to get another shelving unit for the game cartridges as well.

UPSIDE #3:  I also managed to get my Xbox One in a playable state again.  It wasn't broken, but the hard drive was so full that I couldn't update anything on it, meaning that I couldn't play any games.  But yesterday, I transferred files from one of my external hard drives to another one, plus onto a couple of thumb drives that I have, and reformatted the empty drive to use with my Xbox One.  So I was able to transfer game data over from the Xbox One's internal hard drive to the external one.

DOWNSIDE #3:  Sadly, even though I transferred almost every downloaded game onto the external hard drive, I still only have 42 GB left on the internal storage drive in the system.  As I learned yesterday, it turns out that the Xbox One only allows 362 GB to be used for storage; the other 138 GB is used for the operating system and other unknown features.  So that means that (barring any major, multi-gigabyte updates for games like GTA V) I can only put at least one more game on the internal drive before I have to start using the external drive to store game data on.
[EDIT]:  When trying to install Middle Earth:  Shadow of Mordor today, the file size of which was well under the amount of storage I had left (according to IGN) it said that I didn't have enough storage.  Looking at the free space left on the internal hard drive, I only have 27.7 GB left now, and I haven't installed anything else onto the internal drive or updated anything; so where did the other 14.3 GB go?

When it comes to DeviantArt, there's some stuff to talk about as well:

DOWNSIDE:  Some artists that I followed here have shut down their accounts or deleted their content, which I found sad, because their art was of great quality, both visually and verbally.  My attempt to retrieve their old artwork using the Internet Archives was fruitless; apparently, while the Internet Archives may have archived the home pages and galleries of these artists, it did not archive the actual artworks themselves, meaning that they're lost forever unless somebody who downloaded them before their deletion comes forth with the files.

UPSIDE:  A friend of one of the artists who recently shut down his account managed to upload almost all of the artist's artwork to Mediafire.  A few days ago, the artist deleted most of his content before shutting down his account altogether, and I wasn't able to download some of my favorite pieces in time.  Fortunately, the friend of the artist had them, plus copies of the ones that I did manage to download, so I now have my favorite pieces of art by this artist to enjoy at my heart's content from now on.

So that's pretty much the big stuff that has been happening with my life lately.  Some good stuff, some bad stuff, but I'm looking forward to more good stuff in the future, especially on the video game front.  Here's hoping.  =)
Perusing DA just now, I checked on one of the webcomics that I follow regularly on the site, a comic called Trader Lydia, by :icondragon-fangx:.  His latest comic dealt with questions asked by followers of the comic, and my question was one of the ones featured!

I am so ecstatic right now, I am giggling like crazy with excitement.  I never expected my question to be one of the ones chosen.  Truly, it is an honor to be featured in one of my favorite webcomics, even if it's just a question.

I absolutely ADORE the webcomic, because it is so cute, and as someone who is just getting back into the workforce after three long years, I like to think that Lydia would be one of the best employers to ever work for, because she is so awesome.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart, :icondragon-fangx:, for featuring me in today's Trader Lydia!  Words cannot describe how much that made my day!  :D

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Zapklink Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alola nice to meet you! <3

Thanks so much for the watch! I hope you enjoy my art in the future! ^^

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Thank you so much for the watch!
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LWB-the-FluffyMystic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! :icondragonhi:
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I hope you have a wonderful day :icondragonmusicplz::icondragoncakeplz:
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Atomic8497 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. Appreciations. Thumbs up okay 
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Redjet00 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks For The Watch  By Redjet00-db3dik3 by Redjet00  
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Blackbear972 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for watching, much appreciated!
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SketchyRae Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for watching, Brett~! ;//0//; ❤
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DATFWLoRes by JulianVanist  
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